Tuesdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 10, 17, 24

4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Channing Room

With Corrie Silva and Rev. Kevin, this peer-based learning group (or groups) will explore the teachings of Robin DiAngelo through reading and study of her book, What Does it Mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Literacy. DiAngelo examines what it means to be white in a society that proclaims race meaningless, yet is deeply divided by race. Her concept of white fragility has influenced the national discourse on race.

This is a chance to do more of the internal racial work required to see and challenge racism effectively and to engage across racial divides more fully. Interested participants are asked to locate a copy of the book and to read the scheduled chapters for each session. Session one will cover chapters 1-3.

We encourage you to view/re-view this video of Robin DiAngelo while you are waiting for your copy of the book or your chance to read it:

Vital Conversations – United Methodist Church

Session    Date         Chapters

  1.       Mar 13      1-3
  2.       Mar 20      4-5
  3.       Mar 27      6-8
  4.       April 10     9-11
  5.       April 17     12-14
  6.       April 24     15-18 and Now What? (possible longer session and/or potluck to close)

And if the dates/times will simply not work for you, but you really wanted to do this, please let us know that.
We look forward to the time with all who can participate.

Please contact Rev. Kevin (minister@uugrassvalley.org) with questions or to express interest and intention to participate.

with thanks,
Kevin and Corrie